COVID's Longer-Lasting Consequences
First student: "Well, I just finished my psychology PhD thesis on the mental health and well-being of little people."
Second student: "And what were your findings?"
First student: "Six out of seven dwarves aren't Happy."
"According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." -- Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
This week in 1932, C. Glen King of the University of Pittsburgh isolated vitamin C, a medical and scientific breakthrough that involved five years of work and the sacrifice of untold numbers of lemons. King and his colleagues isolated a crystalline substance, identified and later synthesized vitamin C, leading to new ways to prevent related diseases, such as scurvy.
Q: What are the four most common elements that make up the human body?
A: Oxygen (65%), carbon (18.5%), hydrogen (10%) and nitrogen (3.2%). Calcium and phosphorus each come in around 1%. Everything else is smaller or trace amounts.
In 1988, a poodle fell from a balcony on the 13th floor of an apartment building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It landed on a 75-year-old woman below, the impact killing both the dog and the woman. As onlookers gathered to gawk at the tragedy, a woman standing in the street at the edge of the crowd was struck and killed by a passing bus. After her death, a man who had witnessed all of these deaths suffered a heart attack and subsequently died en route to a hospital.
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